With most of the traditional city venues lost to the earthquakes, the 2012 World Buskers Festival is based in Hagley Park. Here are some of the acts we liked:
David Ladderman and Pascal Ackermann perform in The Loons Circus Theatre production Clockwork Carniville.
Pascal Ackermann demonstrates his accordion skills.
'Elastic Woman' and actor-bat Skye Broberg.
Sophie Ewert in action.
The Twisty Twinz provide another highlight from Clockwork Carniville.
Wau Wau Sisters.
ASAF 'N ROLL warms up.
Lindsay Benner charms a volunteer from her audience.
Las Cossas Nostras.
Christchurch's own Sport Suzie
Australian daredevil Ernest the Magnifico tests the courage of audience volunteers with his overpowered flaming stunt car.